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Saturday 13 September 2014 Saturday 13 September 2014

Firat News: Saleh Muslim: We will rebuild Sinjar: Kurds and their friends in Europe have gathered in the German city Düsseldorf where the 22nd International Kurdish Culture Festival has kicked off... Read more

Friday 12 September 2014 Friday 12 September 2014

Firat News: Man wounded while crossing the Rojava border Mines laid by Turkish soldiers at the border with Rojava continue to leave people dead or wounded, and disabled. Salih Re?it Cumo, married... Read more

Thursday 11 September 2014 Thursday 11 September 2014

Firat News: YPG and FSA set up ‘Joint Action Centre’ The YPG, the defence force of Rojava (West Kurdistan), the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and certain other armed opposition groups have established... Read more

Wednesday 10 September 2014 Wednesday 10 September 2014

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: The Brigade of al Tawhid the Eastern Sector, YPG, the Brigade of al Raqqa Rebels, the battalions of Shams al Shamal affiliated to the Brigades of Fajr al Hurreyyi,... Read more

Tuesday 9 September 2014 Tuesday 9 September 2014

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Final death toll for Tuesday 09/09/2014, approximately 230 people killed in Syria. The dead : 52 civilians, 89 rebels, 19 Non-Syrian Islamic fighters, 18 NDF, 35 Regular... Read more

Monday 8 September 2014 Monday 8 September 2014

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Final death toll for Monday 08/09/2014, approximately 161 people killed in Syria. The dead : 32 civilians, 40 rebels, 24 Non-Syrian Islamic fighters, 24 NDF, 30 Regular... Read more

Sunday 7 September 2014 Sunday 7 September 2014

France24: 2014-09-06: Kurdish fighters on the front line against IS militants : 2014-09-06 + video Even as Western powers struggle to put together a coalition to tackle the self-proclaimed Islamic State... Read more

Kurdish fighters on the frontline Kurdish fighters on the frontline

France24: 2014-09-06: Kurdish fighters on the front line against IS militants : 2014-09-06 + video Even as Western powers struggle to put together a coalition to tackle the self-proclaimed Islamic... Read more

Saturday 6 August 2014 Saturday 6 August 2014

Firat news: Bayik: HPG and YPG saved the human dignity Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK) Executive Council Co-President Cemil Bay?k who spoke to MED NUÇE tv channel on Friday evening made significant... Read more

Friday 5 September 2014 Friday 5 September 2014

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights : Final death toll for Friday 05/09/2014, approximately 204 people killed in Syria. The dead : 30 civilians, 41 rebels, 25 Non-Syrian Islamic fighters, 37 NDF, 32... Read more

Thursday 4 September 2014 Thursday 4 September 2014

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights:   Final death toll for Thursday 04/09/2014, approximately 226 people killed in Syria. The dead : 28 civilians, 55 rebels, 37 Non-Syrian Islamic fighters, 21 NDF,... Read more

Wednesday 3 September 2014 Wednesday 3 September 2014

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Final death toll for Wednesday 03/09/2014, approximately 203 people killed in Syria. The dead : 56 civilians, 31 rebels, 29 Non-Syrian Islamic fighters, 35 NDF, 22... Read more

Tuesday 2 September 2014 Tuesday 2 September 2014

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Final death toll for Tuesday 02/09/2014, approximately 143 people killed in Syria. The dead : 22 civilians, 38 rebels, 21 Non-Syrian Islamic fighters, 23 NDF, 26... Read more

Monday 1 September 2014 Monday 1 September 2014

Firat News: Saleh Muslim calls on world public to break down the wall of silence Co-chairman of the PYD (Democratic Union Party), Mohamed Saleh Muslim, has released a letter on behalf of the people... Read more

Sunday 31 August 2014 Sunday 31 August 2014

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: SOHR documented the death of 47 children under the age of 16, were killed by aerial and barrels bombardment during the past 36 hours, the number of the dead is likely... Read more

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Syria Mid-term Implementation Assessment Syria Mid-term Implementation Assessment

18 August 2014: Mid-term Implementation Assessment -Syria  Read More →

If the will were there to really bring change … If the will were there to really bring change …

Personal thoughts: Kurds need to be able to protect people in their area – for humanitarian reasons as well as credibility. If they are given massive help with this they will be released from that... Read more

Salih Muslim Mohammed – Democratic Union Party, Syria Salih Muslim Mohammed – Democratic Union Party, Syria

Watch now 12 MONTHS LEFT DURATION: 30 MINUTES Zeinab Badawi speaks to Salih Muslim Mohammed, leader of Syrian Kurdish party the PYD, which is part of the National Coordination Body for Democratic... Read more

The Kurdish initiative towards democratic change on the basis of unity and diversity The Kurdish initiative towards democratic change on the basis of unity and diversity

The Syrian crisis deepened amid blind violence exceeding all limits, in a way pushing the country towards the unknown in the absence of any objective and serious solutions. It is essentially beyond being... Read more

UK FCO: Iran – Country of Concern 2013 UK FCO: Iran – Country of Concern 2013

The election of Hassan Rouhani as President in June, on the back of promises to bring about social equality and justice for all Iranians, brought a feeling of optimism to the country. Positive acts,... Read more

UK FCO: Syria – Country of 2013 UK FCO: Syria – Country of 2013

Syria’s civil war worsened throughout 2013, with many tens of thousands losing their lives, and the country now experiencing some of the most appalling humanitarian conditions in the world. The already... Read more

CEIP:The People’s Rule: An Interview With Saleh Muslim CEIP:The People’s Rule: An Interview With Saleh Muslim

In 2003, Saleh Muslim Mohammed was a founding member of theDemocratic Union Party, better known by its Kurdish acronym PYD, which is the largest Kurdish party in Syria. In 2010, he was elected... Read more

Human Rights Watch World Report 2014 – Syria: Human Rights Watch World Report 2014 – Syria:

A general view showing damages after what activists said was an airstrike with explosive barrels from forces loyal to President al-Assad in Al-Shaar area in Aleppo on December 17, 2013. © 2013 Reuters Syria’s... Read more

NCB: Statement to the Syrian people NCB: Statement to the Syrian people

The National Coordination Body for Democratic Change in Syria – NCB Statement to the Syrian people The Paris-based international and regional meetings have ended in the last few days emphasising the... Read more

Two years after Roboski: We know who the perpetrators are! Two years after Roboski: We know who the perpetrators are!

Firat news: Two years after Roboski: We know who the perpetrators are! The year was 1993. The inhabitants of the hamlet of Tarlabashi in the Uludere district of Shirnak province had been forced to flee... Read more

Support for the participation of the Kurdish Supreme Council in Geneva II Support for the participation of the Kurdish Supreme Council in Geneva II

Dear Sir/Madam RE.: Support for the participation of the Kurdish Supreme Council in Geneva II The 10th EU Turkey Civic Commission (EUTCC) conference, on EU, Turkey and the Kurds, held 4 and 5 December... Read more

National Coordination Body for Democratic Change in Syria – NCB Press release National Coordination Body for Democratic Change in Syria – NCB Press release

The Executive Office of the National Coordination Body – NCB held a session on Saturday 21 December 2013 and discussed the ongoing diplomatic movements regarding the Geneva II Conference. State sponsors... Read more

Manna describes Robert Ford as “Bremer of Syria” and calls into question the success of Geneva II because of his powers. Manna describes Robert Ford as “Bremer of Syria” and calls into question the success of Geneva II because of his powers.

London – (UPI), December 19, 2013: The head of the National Coordination Body for Democratic Change – NCB Abroad Branch, Haytham Manna, described the head of the Syrian desk at U.S. State Department,... Read more

Amnesty International: Syria: Rule of Fear: ISIS abuses in detention Amnesty International: Syria: Rule of Fear: ISIS abuses in detention

Reuters: Nour Fourat. “They took him outside the room… We could hear clearly someone sharpening a knife. And the young man was shouting now: ‘Please, my sheikh, do not slaughter me.’ He kept pleading... Read more

Ocalan’s tribute to Nelson Mandela: “A shining star that enlightened the peoples of Africa” Ocalan’s tribute to Nelson Mandela: “A shining star that enlightened the peoples of Africa”

13 December, 2013: Below we reproduce a statement by Abdullah Ocalan on the death of Nelson Mandela: The tears that are being shed worldwide for Nelson Mandela today, the stories that are being shared... Read more

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Thursday 4 September 2014 Thursday 4 September 2014

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights:   Final death toll for Thursday 04/09/2014, approximately 226 people killed in Syria. The dead : 28 civilians, 55 rebels, 37 Non-Syrian Islamic fighters, 21 NDF, 45 Regular forces, 5 unknown rebels, 28 ISIS, 6 non-Syrian fighters allied to regime forces. By province : Aleppo ( 7 Rebels, 2 civilians ),... [Read more of this review]

Shengal/Sinjar Yezedi tragedy continues Shengal/Sinjar Yezedi tragedy continues

Guardian: Yazidis still stranded on Mount Sinjar: ‘We need weapons now more than food or water’ The US has said little about Mount Sinjar since 14 August, when Obama declared the siege broken, but recent satellite imagery and interviews with Yazidis still on the mountain indicate a humanitarian emergency continuing to unfold [Read... [Read more of this review]

Sunday 24 August 2014 Sinjar/Shengal Sunday 24 August 2014 Sinjar/Shengal

Firat News:Photographer explains what he saw in Sinjar Photographer Selim Yildiz who went to Sinjar when the ISIS attacks began, and spent several days in the mountains with the Yezidis, said hundreds of women had committed suicide rather than fall into the hands of ISIS. Photographer Selim Yildiz spent 8 days on Mount Sinjar after the attacks by the... [Read more of this review]

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Firat News: Turkish soldiers open fire on Yezidi refugees at border  A group of over 100 Yezidis who were able to reach the Turkey border after fleeing the attacks of ISIS gangs in South Kurdistan were hindered by Turkish soldiers as they attempted to cross the border near Roboski village in Uludere district of Shirnak. Soldiers opened fire on the... [Read more of this review]

Nightmare on Mount Sinjar Nightmare on Mount Sinjar

Firat News: 4 killed in helicopter crash on Sinjar mission ANF  - An Iraqi army helicopter crashed while on a mission to Mountain Sinjar where thousands of people still remain trapped after fleeing the city since it was occupied by ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham) gangs on 3 August. Some 30 people were on board in the humanitarian aid drop... [Read more of this review]

KNK: TO OUR PEOPLES AND THE PUBLIC OPINION KNK: TO OUR PEOPLES AND THE PUBLIC OPINION

On the 14th of August 2007, our Yazidi people in the Shiba and Shex Khidir villages of Shingal suffered a bloodthirsty massacre in which 450 of Yazidi Kurds lost their lives. We vehemently condemn the perpetrators of this massacre and remember with respect the victims of the massacre. [Read more of this review]  Read More →

Monday 11 August 2014 Monday 11 August 2014

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights:  Final death toll for Monday 11/08/2014, approximately 151 people killed in Syria. The dead : 59 civilians, 19 rebels, 20 Non-Syrian Islamic fighters, 18 NDF, 21 Regular forces, 13 unknown rebels, 3 non-Syrian fighters allied to the regular forces , 2 ISIS. By province : Aleppo ( 6 Rebels, 21 civilians ),... [Read more of this review]

If the will were there to really bring change … If the will were there to really bring change …

Personal thoughts: Kurds need to be able to protect people in their area – for humanitarian reasons as well as credibility. If they are given massive help with this they will be released from that struggle and mor able to concentrate on protecting the area and all these people.  [Read more of this review]  Read More →

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